Interaction design is the process of identifying the path a user ought to take, and the most simple, useful actions that will send him or her along that path.

Are Users The New Designers? Are Users The New Designers?

In 2010, James Bridle discovered that his Apple iPhone was collecting and storing his location data. The experience brought him to the realization that as a user, his actions were actually helping to design the experience he had. This week, author Paul Blackburn shows how the roles of user and designer will become more intertwined, as IoT technology becomes commonplace in our daily lives.

The Perception of Control The Perception of Control

As we create positive experiences, we sometimes create the perception of control, even when the user doesn't actually control the situation. This week, author Marli Mesibov discusses the ethics involved in designing for perception rather than reality.

Making Simple Ideas Simpler Making Simple Ideas Simpler

A usable site needs to be easy to learn, intuitive to use, and memorable. But it should also be simple! This week, author Jenny Reeves helps us deconstruct user interactions, and find the path to simplicity.